How to Make an Interactive Layout W/Swirlydoos Kit

12x12 layout created with Swirlydoos July kit of the month, "Sprocket." Includes an interactive piece.

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How to Make an Interactive Layout W/Swirlydoos Kit
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Here's the pages I started with for this layout.

Here's the pages I started with for this layout.

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I used black Archival ink on the edges after I distressed them

I used black Archival ink on the edges after I distressed them

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Next, I used a bone folder and scoring board to create some "tears" in the middle of the page.

Next, I used a bone folder and scoring board to create some "tears" in the middle of the page.

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Also, randomly deep distress around the edges for more interest.

Also, randomly deep distress around the edges for more interest.

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I used one of the ephemera cards cut from the patterned paper, only punched half of it to create a fancy tab.

I used one of the ephemera cards cut from the patterned paper, only punched half of it to create a fancy tab.

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Here's what I have put together to start the layering.

Here's what I have put together to start the layering.

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This is what the top left corner looks like with the paper layers only.

This is what the top left corner looks like with the paper layers only.

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Add, a few flowers, diecut leaves, diecut butterfly and some brads and a chipboard gear.

Add, a few flowers, diecut leaves, diecut butterfly and some brads and a chipboard gear.

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Here's the papers used to build up the layers for the photo interactive piece.

Here's the papers used to build up the layers for the photo interactive piece.

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Cut a strip of cardstock 4" x1 1/2" and score at 1/2" and 3/4".

Cut a strip of cardstock 4" x1 1/2" and score at 1/2" and 3/4".

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Now add the 1/2' double sided tape to the edges.

Now add the 1/2' double sided tape to the edges.

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Adhere the cardstock spine to the banner.

Adhere the cardstock spine to the banner.

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Here's the banner attached to the lower right of the 12x12 page now.

Here's the banner attached to the lower right of the 12x12 page now.

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Now you can see what it looks like opened up. You may want to place your magnets under the background paper and under the edge of banner so it closes nicely.

Now you can see what it looks like opened up. You may want to place your magnets under the background paper and under the edge of banner so it closes nicely.

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Start the layers with the banner folded out. Here's what mine looked like after layering and folding the banner back onto the page.

Start the layers with the banner folded out. Here's what mine looked like after layering and folding the banner back onto the page.

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Decorate the right inside of the banner as it is folded out. I added the "only for you" tag to cover up the tiny magnet on the banner.

Decorate the right inside of the banner as it is folded out. I added the "only for you" tag to cover up the tiny magnet on the banner.

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Now add some flowers.

Now add some flowers.

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Another butterfly or two! I used one of the adhesive sheets to punch the butterflies.

Another butterfly or two! I used one of the adhesive sheets to punch the butterflies.

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Then adhered the punched piece to some black card stock for support.

Then adhered the punched piece to some black card stock for support.

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Add your photo and arrange the flowers and butterflies to frame it.

Add your photo and arrange the flowers and butterflies to frame it.

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Now, add some photos to the inside of the banner along with some ephemera.

Now, add some photos to the inside of the banner along with some ephemera.

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I added a few Tim Holtz brads then splattered the page with Smooch.

I added a few Tim Holtz brads then splattered the page with Smooch.

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Just a view of the inside of the banner.

Just a view of the inside of the banner.

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Here's the finished layout.

Here's the finished layout.

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